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TOTAL RAINFALL yesterday afternoon/evening = 0.41" (1.0cm)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

a bit turbulent... (pm.31.oct.13)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 49.6F (9.8C)
High temp: 61.7F (16.5C)
Rainfall: 0.09" (2mm)

Skies are partly cloudy just after sunset this evening -- as the coolest day of the season comes to a close.  We also had measurable rain for the first time in eleven days, thanks to the few periods of sprinkles and mainly light showers early this morning.  The day started off looking very dreary, but there was a good amount of sun by the latter half of the morning, which held on for much of the afternoon.  Our early morning gusty winds disappeared as well, leaving us with a fairly nice day, despite the cooler temperatures.

A rather complex series of upper-level disturbances is sprawled from northwest to southeast from central Asia into northern India right now.  This is providing some circulation in the mid- and upper-levels of atmosphere, as well as some pockets of instability and very cold air aloft.  This morning's period of turbulence and showers was the first phase, and it appears that we stand a chance of getting another round or two of gusty winds and scattered showers sometime before late tomorrow evening.  There will be another surge of cooler air as well... so it's going to be feeling a bit like late fall or even early winter as we move into the month of November.

New snow fell all along the Dhauladhars early this morning, and the higher passes across Himachal will remain susceptible to dangerous conditions (i.e. wind and snowfall) for the next 24 hours or so.

A period of sunny and dry weather with temporarily moderating temps is in the forecast for early next week... but yet another risk of some rain showers and tumbling temps is possible by late Tuesday or Wednesday.

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